My advice? Never judge a school on it's rating alone (as I had done with Adna prior to moving here) Visit the school for yourself, I'm glad we did! This is the 5th school my kids have attended in 3 different states due to my husband's job and relocation. We've experienced it all. Small schools, large schools, schools in the city, and now this one in the country. And I will tell you, out of them all, Adna stands out above the rest. Even the school rated a 9 out of 10 that my kids went to prior to here doesn't compare. Whoever has anything bad to say about this school must not have a lot of experiences to compare it with. The education is right on par with what other schools are. If anything, it's better because of the smaller class sizes. The kids are wonderful! No bullying whatsoever. Small, tight knit community that was very welcoming to our family. The staff deeply care about the children and their education. Last year, the math teacher even tutored my son on his own time just to help him succeed. Communication with the teachers is great here! I will do whatever it takes to make sure my kids get to finish out their schooling here without moving again, it's absolutely wonderful :)
This is a very high functioning academic school. The staff continue to address concerns regarding the state tests as well as stay on top of changing curriculum demands. Extracurricular activities include drama, band, and sports. Although the sports teams aren't very good and very limited choice as in most small schools. Parental involvement is high, but it's more community involvement, as the school is basically the town.
Adna High / Middle school is a small area school with small class size and administration you get to know when you're child is a student there. They do, however, only offer a limited amount of extra curricular activites mostly sports minded.
The quality of this school is very low -- some may prefer smaller schools (because of smaller classrooms) but for students, it's rather hard to fit in. It's easy to become an outsider, and if you do not play sports, you don't have much other extracurricular activities. You have to take Running Start at Centralia College if you're looking for any interesting classes, because with the money they have they only have a few teachers and very basic classes. Not only this, but they have so many rules and regulations on joining Running Start that it's hard to 'escape', so to speak. I would not recommend this school.
I was a student at this school. It has great teachers for a small school and all of the students seem to love it--even after graduation, they still hang around the area. Some are even teaching there now. It has recently expanded the sports dept. and has always rated fairly high in academics.
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